Did your state make the grade?
  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • B

    Tobacco Taxes

  • B

    Access to Cessation Services

  • D

    Flavored Tobacco Products


The American Lung Association calls for the following actions to be taken by New York's elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:
1. Prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products;
2. Increase tobacco taxes by significant amounts; and
3. Increase funding to New York's Tobacco Control Program.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2021 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $39,769,600
  • FY2021 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,864,074*
  • FY2021 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $42,633,674
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $203,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 21.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,910,200,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Overall Grade:

F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars and allows for an economic hardship waiver)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • E-Cigarettes Included: Yes
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption/Local Opt-Out: No

Citation: N.Y. [PUB. HEALTH] LAW §§ 1399-n to 1399-x (2017).

Overall Grade:

A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes

  • $4.35
Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No

Overall Grade:

B

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal limits exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.59; the median investment per smoker is $2.28

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Insurance commissioner guidance
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade:

B

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products:

  • All flavored e-cigarettes prohibited in all locations

Overall Grade:

D

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